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By Ronald D Cohen, Rachel Clare Donaldson

In Roots of the Revival: American and British folks tune within the 1950s, Ronald D. Cohen and Rachel Clare Donaldson current a transatlantic historical past of folk's midcentury resurgence that juxtaposes the comparable yet specified revivals that came about within the usa and nice Britain.
After atmosphere the level with the paintings of tune creditors within the 19th century, the authors discover the so-called restoration of people song practices and performers by means of Alan Lomax and others, together with trips to and in the British Isles that allowed artists and folks track advocates to soak up local types and facilitate the music's transatlantic alternate. Cohen and Donaldson position the musical and cultural connections of the dual revivals in the decade's social and musical milieu and grapple with the performers' leftist political agendas and creative demanding situations, together with the fierce debates over "authenticity" in perform and repertoire that erupted whilst artists like Harry Belafonte and the Kingston Trio carried folks into the preferred track mainstream.
From paintings songs to skiffle, from the Weavers in Greenwich Village to Burl Ives at the BBC, Roots of the Revival deals a frank and wide-ranging attention of a time, a stream, and a transformative interval in American and British pop culture.

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